Introduction to economics: a short course for jobs and welfare activists

Auckland Action Against Poverty invites members and supporters to join us for the second half of our workshops on economics for welfare activists.  This final half of the series consists of four workshops focusing on  solutions to poverty and unemployment, and alternatives to our current system.

This series of workshops will be held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at our AAAP office, 86 Princes St, Onehunga.

Snacks and drinks will be available from 5:40pm before each session begins.

This course is not academic.  It is aimed at people who are taking part in advocacy and action on jobs and welfare, and would like to understand a little more about economics, and about the kinds of solutions that AAAP supports, as opposed to those inflicted on us by neo-liberal governments.

You are welcome to come to one, some or all of the workshops.  Please register your attendance by emailing

There is no charge for the workshops, but a small donation from those who feel in a position to contribute would be appreciated.

Economics – Current Issues, solutions and alternatives.

  • Wednesday 5th June:  Welfare policies, paid work and unemployment – how these interact with each other from an economic perspective.
  • Wednesday 19th June: Universal Basic Income – what is it? What might a progressive version of UBI look like in 2013? Introduction and discussion.
  • Wednesday 3rd July: Decent Job Creation – in our current situation and beyond – key concepts, ideas, challenges.
  • Wednesday 17 July: Challenging Capitalism – beyond reforms within the system, looking forward to an economics as if ordinary people and the environment mattered.